LIVE OAK — The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches in conjunction with Suwannee County Sheriff Sam St. John is providing a free weeklong day camp later this summer that allows children to participate in various outdoor activities and develop positive self-esteem.
“Harmony in the Streets” is a community program for boys and girls that emphasizes respect for others and promotes healthy relationships with local law enforcement officers.
The Harmony in the Streets day camp will be held July 15-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Branford Elementary School. A maximum number of 60 children can participate in the program. Funding for this local program is provided by the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office.
Registration for the camp is available through the Sheriff's Offices.
The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient and productive citizens. This year the Youth Ranches will serve more than 7,000 boys and girls.
This charitable nonprofit corporation was founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association and operates four residential child-care campuses and two youth camps. Additionally, it provides community-based services to as many of Florida’s neglected, troubled children as funds will permit. Voluntary contributions are the primary source of funding, especially thoughtful gifts made through special bequests in wills and trusts.
The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the American Camp Association. For more information, please visit www.youthranches.org.